Master of Education (MEd)
The Master of Education (MEd) is designed to advance the knowledge base of certified teachers, provide preparation for individuals interested in leadership positions in schools and school districts, and prepare school counselors.
Program areas include: educational leadership; gifted education, special education, counseling with concentrations in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling; and curriculum and instruction with specializations in early childhood education, elementary education, English education, foreign language education, language arts/children’s literature, mathematics education, reading/literacy, science education, social studies education, and special education.
The school-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.
Gifted Education requires 36 hours of credit at the graduate level, and does not offer a thesis option. The curricular requirements include:
- Six hours in research and measurement.
- 21 hours in the concentration.
- Nine hours of coursework related to the appropriate teaching field of the student, i.e., elementary or secondary majors.
The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of the PRAXIS exam for Gifted Education.